Spring Desert Vision Fast Rite of Passage Ceremony
Time & Location
About The Event
Just as nature moves according to its inborn death and rebirth pattern, so does the Rite of Passage ceremony. Deeply tuned in to these cycles of nature, ancient and indigenous societies around the world have created rituals of initiation to mark, celebrate, and make sense of the great mysteries of life, death, and rebirth. Initiatory rites are as old as human society, and although the primary rite of passage is marking a transition from childhood to adulthood, we go through various transitions through every stage of life; every year brings forward new transitions.
By enacting rites of passages, we continually imitate the death and rebirth patterns of nature. Anthropologists, having studied ancient cultures worldwide, have identified an archetypal form that permeates through most rites of passages. Although a rite of passage may take years to complete, this 12-day ceremony with a 4 day fast offers a strong and meaningful way to support transitions. The vision fast candidate is guided through three phases of this pattern: severance ( days 1-4; severing from the old), threshold (days 4-8; crossing into the liminal space/this is also the stage where the candidate fasts on the land for 4 days and 4 nights, incorporation (days 8-12; taking on the body, & returning back to the community with your gifts).
The group of fasters and guides rendezvous at a direct location around 11 AM on March 20th and will head toward a more remote site. Details are logistics are communicated via email and phone after candidate has registered.
Deposit: $100 (deposit must be received to register)
Full registration: Sliding scale $550-$1,200
- DEPOSIT Spring Vision Fast$100$1000$0